Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Santorum: RomneyCare "bankrupting" Massachusetts

Rick Santorum, unleashed on Iowa radio.

"When Mitt Romney gets up and says ‘RomneyCare’ is OK and Constitutional, he's right -- under Massachusetts [law],” Santorum said.

“Massachusetts can require you to buy health insurance, auto insurance, to buy whatever they believe is in the best interest for the people to do, and it's bankrupting Massachusetts.”

Btw, this isn't the first time Santorum has knocked Romney on his health care program.

Earlier this month, he told The Hill that RomneyCare threatened its author's looming campaign.

"I think it's hard to see a path for him given the 'Obamacare' issue," Santorum said.

.... "It's just hard for me to see how he gets past that [in a Republican primary]."

He said the same thing to National Journal this month.

“I think it makes it [health care] a very tough environment for him,” Santorum said.

“And it’s one of the reasons why I look at the field and say we need some other players in the field.”

Also, interesting to note that Santorum calls Romney's health care program "RomneyCare" on Iowa radio, which indicates some comfort at incorporating what's already part of the journalistic lexicon into the candidate's.